SOVIET LABOR OPPOSES STRIKE BAN

Soviet petroleum workers show no indication of supporting Moscow's latest efforts to ease the U.S.S.R.'s economic crisis by banning strikes in vital industries and offering incentives for higher labor productivity. Instead, manifestations of growing oil field discontent spread to the Komi Republic in the far northeast corner of European Russia. A strike committee was set up in the city of Usinsk by petroleum production workers, and a protest meeting drew "many thousands of people," the

May 27th, 1991
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